Author Jack Kerouac contemplated suing the show's producers claiming the show was taken from his book "On The Road". He also didn't like the fist fights that Buz and Tod got into.
Filming Location: Concord, Kentucky
Route 66 was decommissioned as a working U.S. road in 1985.
Nelson Riddle's theme music for the show became a hit record in 1962 and is played as background music on many documentaries dealing with the real Route 66.